Educational Technology Committee

YCSD is committed to meeting the learning needs of 21st century students by effectively embedding current technology into instruction and exploring emerging digital tools and resources that can continually transform the teaching and learning process. The evolving face of the workforce coupled with global opportunities for students demand continual improvement in the effectiveness of instruction and the technologies that facilitate differentiated learning opportunities in division classrooms.

The Division Technology Committee comprised of SBO instructional and technical staff, building administrators and teachers, and community stakeholder parents, is charged with:

  • Make recommendations regarding software and hardware needs for the division
  • Refine the software adoption process
  • Develop a process to review web resources and software titles currently owned by the division
  • Develop a peripheral adoption process
  • Identifying potential training needs
  • Investigate emerging technologies and evaluate the continually evolving technology options to determine best fit for instruction
  • Monitoring and evaluating achievement of the goals and objectives of the division Educational Technology Plan

Long term technology planning includes additional testing and evaluation of advanced web services for collaboration, creation and communication.

FY11 committee meetings will be held in the conference room at the School Board meeting from 1:00-3:30 as follows:

  • 9/22
  • 10/20
  • 12/7
  • 1/13
  • 2/16
  • 3/17
  • 4/28

Educational Technology Mission Statement

Technology is an essential tool that enables, enhances, and transforms learning. Technology promotes engagement and supports effective communication, collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity.

Educational Technology Belief Statements

  • Access to technology resources should be provided across the division in an equitable manner with some flexibility to address specific site-based instructional needs and emerging technologies.
  • Technology should facilitate communication and collaboration between classmates, peers, educators, and members of the global community.
  • Technology should enhance the teaching and learning process by fostering creativity and independent learning.
  • Technology should facilitate differentiation; technology should assist schools in meeting the diverse needs of each student.
  • Technology should improve effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Technology should enable students to create, think, problem solve, question, evaluate, and connect to real-world experiences.
  • Technology should be purposefully integrated into the curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
  • Technology should motivate and engage students by providing choice, relevance, innovation, and exploration.

FY10 Meeting Dates:

  • 9/29/09
  • 10/20/09
  • 11/18/09
  • 12/16/09
  • 1/13/10
  • 2/17/10
  • 4/1/10
  • 5/26/10

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